All of the major supplier directories (Alibaba, Global Sources…) receive listing fees and sometimes commissions from the suppliers. As a result, there is little incentive to de-list poorly performing suppliers even when buyers are abused.
The legitimacy of so-called “verified supplier” directories is highly debatable. To complicate matters, there is no functional Better Business Bureau or government entity willing to crack down on scams and unethical practices overseas. SupplierBlacklist.com is a free, user-generated platform designed to fill this void in the marketplace.
If you have developed a good supplier, keep that secret to yourself. But if your vendor has done you wrong, tell the world about it!
SupplierBlacklist.com tracks suppliers (factories, brokers, trading companies and other forms of sellers and service providers) around the globe who have under-performed in the following areas:
√ poor quality
√ missed lead times
√ compromised intellectual property
√ lack of labor & environmental compliance
√ contract violations
√ scams & other unethical activities
In 2012, www.SupplierBlacklist.com was created by a group of international buyers who fell victim to the poor performance and lack of professionalism among certain overseas suppliers. This group decided to do something about it by creating this website in hopes of giving buyers a platform on which to voice grievances and help other buyers avoid bad suppliers. The motto has always been:
If you have developed a good supplier, keep that secret to yourself. But if your vendor has done you wrong, tell the world about it at www.SupplierBlacklist.com!
Content on the site is designed to be user generated with minimal, if any, involvement by volunteer administrators. We have no staff. If you wish to post comments, dispute posted content, or connect with an SBL volunteer, please do so directly in the comments sections as we have no office, mailing address nor email systems. A part-time volunteer will try to review the comments on a monthly basis. While listings are usually approved quickly (if they meet the simple forum rules), please manage your expectations about a timely response if you are trying to contact SBL.